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Rep faults suspension of colleagues

By Simon Ebegbulem

 A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Mr Patrick Obahiagbon, yesterday, faulted the decision by the House to suspend eleven members over their role in the allegations of misappropriation of funds leveled against the Speaker, Dimeji Bankole.

Obahiagbon ,who spoke to newsmen shortly after taking them round Federal Government projects he attracted to his Oredo Federal Constituency, of Edo State , regretted that the House crisis degenerated to the level of violence even at the floor of the, declaring however that it was unfair for the House to have suspended the members for one year.

According to him, “If you ask me my sincere opinion, I will tell you that when the House suspended the 11 members I want to say that they were killing a fly with a sledge hammer. They reacted more than their constitutional brief. Suspending a member for one year until the end of his tenure, I think is going too far”

Obahiagbon ,who recently defected to the Action Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disclosed that he had been able to attract projects worth over N100million for his constituency, adding that he would ensure that the projects which included class rooms, boreholes, street lights and supply of drugs and medical equipments to the Benin Central Hospital, would be completed and equipped before the end of this legislative tenure.

His words: “The entire project we have embarked upon is over a hundred million naira. We have a standard bore hole in Ekpeibuya Primary school . We have a standard borehole in Ezomo 1 Primary school. We have another one in Umegbe and Iriri community. Do not forget that Oredo Federal Constituency is both urban and rural so the two bore holes is to serve the rural interest of my constituency. We have three standard primary schools with three class room blocks with VIP toilets and headmaster’s office and those primary schools will equally be furnished with chairs and tables”.


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